Great Performance - Great Value - Great Board Overall
9 December 2010
Summary: I purchased this board used on November 16th from seller palm54 - it was exactly as described in the auction, and even without all the extras you'd find with a retail version I was able to get everything set up in a reasonable amount of time, and it was available at a very reasonable Buy-It-Now price.
Summary: Pros: Cheap, works Cons: (sorta) Couple of the pins were bent, so i had to bend them back with a flathead. The Bios had a password set so i had to take out the CMOS battery for 15 mins. Had to update the bios. Notes: Its what I expected and I knew how to fix the minor problems that came up.
Summary: Decent budget SLI board. Beware, it does not take all AM3 CPU's. Phenom II X4 965 will not work, but the 955 will with the BIOS update. Take time and goto the manufacturers page for a more detailed view.
Summary: Great board. Actaully my second build, and was very easy to use and set up and configure. Has a lot of power and extras. Not the greatest board is you are serious about using SLI or overclocking, but it's decent. Some cases don't like this board. It has touble lining up with some of the slots. Holds up to 16GB of RAM is great for those out using x64 operating systems. Doesn't get too hot. Comes with all the cords and drivers needed.
Summary: I choose Gigabyte boards for one reason...they come fully packed out with all the amenities that an experienced user might need and an amateur can grow into. That is true for this board, although having 6 SATA sockets is a first for me, as well as two PC Express sockets. I placed an AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ processor on it and it flies. Again, I am more than pleased.